Letter from our pastor:
It has now been a week since our last service. I, like you , do miss it. But God has a bigger plan and we do not want to miss God’s plan. When our plan doesn’t work out we always try God’s way.
It seems that He is sending the whole world a message and only drastic methods can get it done.
We want to be sure to do our part. God has given us many good and easy years to study and learn His Word. Now it is time to do what we have been taught. There is a season to sow, and there is a season to reap. Then comes the harvest, only if we do our part.
What is our part? “to be doers of the Word.”
Now is the time to show our family, friends, and neighbors that we care by giving them a phone call. Ask them how they are doing and let them know that we care about them; that they are loved and are not alone.
We do not know how long this will last. Remember God will bless us for not complaining. Before you know it we will be together again, back in our beautiful Cathedral praising Jesus.
My prayers are with you,
All Services Are Temporarily Canceled
We will keep you posted on all upcoming changes. Thank you for your understanding.
50th Anniversary Celebration Services
Wednesday, August 12 through Saturday, August 15th – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 16th – 11:30 a.m. Worship Service, Dinner following
Regular Church Services
Sunday at 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
500 Tingley Ave, Mansfield, OH 44905
Come as you are! There is no dress code here at the cathedral.
You will find everything from blue jeans and T-shirts to suit and tie.
April 10th Good Friday 7:00 p.m.
April 12th Easter Sunday
6:30 a.m. – Son Rise Service
11:30 a.m. Worship Service
April 13th through April 15th (Monday-Wednesday) 7:00 p.m.
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Pastor Diamond has recently been teaching on the Kingdom of God. These sermons have been informative, inspirational and most life-changing. Please feel free to access these teachings on our Facebook page. If you do not have Facebook, you can also access Rev. Diamond’s Sermons on Vimeo.
What are you looking for in a Church?
- A church that truly believes in the Holy Bible, the inspired Word of God
- Passionate Worship Music
- Inspired, understandable Preaching and Teaching
- A sense of community
- A safe, nurturing environment for your children
- A place to volunteer and reach out to your fellow man
Many people are looking for the same things in a church!
They want a church to raise their family in, or perhaps a church to become their family
They want a church that they don’t just go to, but where they can grow into the man or woman God created them to be.
They want a church that is intimate enough that you do not get lost in the crowd, but big enough that it can reach around the world.
Please consider visiting Diamond Hill Cathedral, “The Neighborhood Church with Worldwide Outreach.” Diamond Hill Cathedral, the church where everyone is welcome!
Visit the Church
In these uncertain times we need to be certain of something or perhaps someone. You can be certain of the fact that God is still alive. You can be certain that His Word is up to date and is very relevant for your life and the world today. You can be certain that Jesus has never lost His Power. You can be certain that you are loved.
You can be certain that God’s Word is preached and demonstrated at Diamond Hill Cathedral. You can also be certain that you are welcome at Diamond Hill Cathedral. It does not matter your past, present or future…
You May Want to Take Off Your Shoes When You Visit Because You Will be Standing on Holy Ground
Mansfield became a city on June 11, 1808. Before the turn of the century Mansfield was known as “the City of Churches.” The city, as well as the significance of this slogan, grew in the following years.
Mansfield became a very popular destination stop among the circuit riders within a few years of its founding. One circuit rider in particular, who was very prominent in shaping the Christian history of Mansfield, was Harry O. Sheldon.
Rev. Harry O. Sheldon, a Methodist circuit rider, preached throughout the young city. He loved to preach mostly in the Tingley schoolhouse known as “Excelsior Hall.” As many preachers of the day, he frequently conducted services there. In time, the Tingley area was known for religious activity. It is reported that people came from far and wide to hear this powerful, fiery, and effective preaching.
And the legacy continued. In 1861, the Tingley farm was used as a military Camp known as “Camp Mordecai Bartley.” It became so popular in the training of Union soldiers, for convenience sake, its name was changed to “Camp Mansfield.”
Over 2,000 soldiers were trained on the Tingley farm area to set captives free.
Over 200 years later, God Himself has preserved the rich Christian heritage of this land. Our Pastor, Richard Diamond, and his four associate pastors are also known for their powerful preaching and effective teaching in services conducted at Diamond Hill Cathedral.
This land is also home to BibleWalk, Ohio’s only life-size wax museum and “Dinner With Grace,” Ohio’s only Christian Dinner Theater. Through Diamond Hill Cathedral, BibleWalk, and Dinner With Grace captives are still being set free.
In 2005 in recognition of Pastor Diamond’s dream of BibleWalk and his contribution to the city of Mansfield and Richland County, he and his wife Alwilda were awarded the key to the City. As Mayor Lydia Reid handed them both the key, she said, “Please do not take this lightly, in over 200 years you are the first minister ever to receive this key.”
About the Church
Rev. Diamond and his wife Alwilda began the non-denominational church, Faith Revivals on August 13, 1970. Due to God’s blessing, Rev. and Mrs. Diamond’s truthful, powerful preaching and non-judgmental attitude the church began to attract young people from all over the city. The church soon became known as, “The Hippie Church.”
After ten years of faithful service at Faith Revivals God greatly rewarded Rev. and Mrs. Diamond and their congregation as they moved to Diamond Hill Chapel in the middle of twenty beautiful acres on Tingley Ave. The church was later re-named Diamond Hill Cathedral.
The congregation of Diamond Hill Cathedral proves to stay very busy in their outreaches to the community. Diamond Hill Cathedral is a non-denominational church where everyone is welcome. You can find us on Facebook and join us in one of our services. If you have any questions about our ministry or have a prayer request please feel free to call us at 1-800-222-0139 Mon thru Fri 8:00 until 5:00.
“Diamond Hill Cathedral is your neighborhood church with a worldwide outreach.”
2 Most Frequently Asked Questions
How did the church get its name? or Why did you name the church after the Pastor?
Rev. Diamond’s original church was named Faith Revivals. Faith Revivals held its first service August 13, 1970. In a very few years Rev. Diamond, his wife Alwilda, and the congregation knew it was time to look for a larger facility.
For a brief time the Sunday Services were moved to Madison Theater, a downtown movie theater. Although this provided a temporary solution, it was not the permanent solution the Lord had in mind.
In 1980 Rev. Diamond was one of many local ministers that were contacted by a large church on the east side of Mansfield which was for sale. The name of the church was Diamond Hill Chapel.
Through a series of miraculous events Rev. Diamond was able to purchase Diamond Hill Chapel in 1980. His first thought was to change the name Diamond Hill Chapel to Faith Revivals, the original church name. But the Lord showed him due to his faithfulness, and that of his wife and their congregation for the first ten years of the ministry, the name was part of a continuing testimony.
That is how the church was named and the answer is No, it was not named after the Pastor. The odds of one man buying a church that already possesses his name is insurmountable. The only change was Rev. Diamond and his wife decided to re-name it from Diamond Hill Chapel to Diamond Hill Cathedral due to its beauty.